Texas State Aquarium
The mission of the Texas State Aquarium is to connect people with nature and inspire conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.
To be a nationally recognized Aquarium leader in creating entertaining, educationally enriching programming, conducting wildlife rehabilitation, and supporting conservation.
The Texas State Aquarium is a private, not-for-profit organization that receives no city, state or federal funding for its operations. The Aquarium relies on general admissions, memberships, retail sales, event rentals and the generous support from donors to maintain its operations. Please help us in our mission and support the Texas State Aquarium.
I enjoyed this aquarium. The staff was friendly and nice and the exhibits were awesome. My favorites were the Caribbean ones and the dolphins. They do have lots of interactive exhibits perfect for kids. I spent about 2 hours here and was able to see all the exhibits (I didn't do the shows or movies). The only reason I deducted a star was that it's really pricey. My adult ticket was $35, which felt very steep for something that could be walked through in 2 hours. They do have annual memberships and if I lived nearby it would probably be worth it to get one.
Been coming here since I was a little kid and it gets better everytime! In fact, this last visit was the best yet. The new Caribbean section is beautifully designed. Very cool. One of the employees, Mr. Dennis, was a wealth of knowledge and kind enough to give us quite a bit of his time and show us around. We'll definitely be back!
Go early for all the great, educational shows! The Aquarium is beautiful and you will need time to see all the cool exhibits. The sloth was missing when we went, but the sign said it was temporary. There is an indoor restaurant, gift shop, and even a Starbucks! Well worth the price for families that are visiting the Corpus area. There are plenty of opportunities for children to touch live animals.
Overpriced! OMG! $50 to feed the fish or birds. $24 admission. Nothing healthy to eat... Or drink. Soda is the only option Not enough exhibitions. Note for owner. Get real!!! No one wants to spend $100 to take a family of 4 to basically entertain themselves for an hour and a half. You might be able to drag it on for 2 hours. Recommend charging $5 per person... This way people won't feel like they got ripped off and they actually would come more than once in a lifetime... Then it would feel busy and not dead, and people would probably enjoy the environment to just hang out. No, I will never go back and I will never bring friends or family. Let me know when you make it so I can understand why you're charging me so much.
My husband and I loved it. Very nice exhibits and staff was friendly and helpful. Especially enjoyed the dolphin viewing area, sea turtles and the river otters. Do not miss the 4D show, it was fun! We spent about 5 hours here and enjoyed it all. If you are a member of the AZA it is half off so a great deal!